Jose Mourinho confident in beating Brighton & Hove Albion

We expect Brighton to start like this

We expect Brighton to start like this

The Premier League match between Brighton and Manchester United will be broadcast live on NBC Sports.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester City's recently released documentary shows that you "cannot buy class". That is my first reaction. Even a 2-1 win over Leicester on opening night did little to improve his mood. And judging by the performance against Brighton at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon, it looks like he is right on the money. After a second-half cameo against Watford, Jahanbakhsh should start and could cause United some problems.

Goal! Shane Duffy smashes the ball into the bottom corner from close range!

Mourinho welcomed Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia back to training after injuries, but the trip to Brighton came too soon for them to be included.

'It's the hardest game to play against a smaller club than Manchester United but that attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them.

There has been uncertainty of late surrounding Mourinho and star midfielder Paul Pogba.

"Sometimes you make mistakes and are not punished but we were punished by every mistake we made", he added.

It's not quite that bad for Mourinho but his preseason prediction is already coming true.




That reprieve lasted just 10 minutes, however, before more rash defending by Bailly allowed Brighton to restore their two-goal lead.

The Red Devils were uninspired, approaching the game as if they expected all three points, and came away embarrassed.

Lindelof was at fault for the first, letting Murray steal in to score.

However, a Pascal Gross penalty put Brighton 3-1 up before half time.

Sanchez, 29, did not travel with the team on Saturday afternoon after picking up a problem in training and is now a doubt for Tottenham's visit to Old Trafford on August 27. "Not my ideas, it's the players who make the tactics". Their form on their own patch will be key again is they are going to survive again and Chris Hughton could not have asked for a better start. The Iranian global was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season and enjoyed an impressive World Cup for Team Melli. He is not the player they thought they were getting.

Guardiola's team were widely regarded as one of the finest sides to ever play in the English top-flight, 12 months after the Catalan coach played out his first and only trophyless season as a professional manager.

Mourinho also said Brighton's early goals had robbed United of their "confidence".

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